AutoGen FlexStar+ DNA Extraction
AutoGen has launched the FlexStar+ automated DNA extraction platform. The new platform completely automates the DNA extraction process from primary tube sampling to final DNA elution into storage tubes. The system features protocols for 1-2 ml, 3-5 ml, and 6-10 ml of fresh or frozen whole blood and can draw samples from a variety of primary tube sizes, running up to 30 samples in a batch. It also features sample tracking and reporting software. AutoGen noted that unlike many other DNA extraction platforms that use magnetic bead technology, FlexStar+ uses Qiagen's FlexiGene chemistry.